My poor, poor DS is sooooo sick. He is throwing up everything, which isn't a symptom of RSV (that I know of) but the cause of the barfing seems to be that he's coughing, he's always had a really sensitive gag reflex. So now he refuses to eat anything. For the last two days. I thought I'd won a victory when I got him to eat a banana last night, but he threw it up in bed
. And he started complaining last night that his ears/head hurt when he coughs. I tried to get him to drink some tea, but no dice.
At least I seem to have successfully stopped myself from labor. I haven't had even a b/h contraction in the past 24 hours, which is pretty remarkable (they were pretty regular before) but I've been trying real hard to convince my body to keep the baby in another week or so at least. Baby may want out, though - high activity level, lots of pushing and shoving. At least the positioning is good despite quite a few hours on the couch with DS and DD over the last couple of days.
We tried to go out yesterday to get some things for DS (some things we wanted to help him get over this faster) but taking him out really took him over the edge and his fever came on full-force, he got all glassy-eyed and achey, etc, etc, while at home he had been looking tired and coughing but closer to normal. We ended up carrying him around in a blanket while I rushed around trying to get the essentials (as long as we were out). It is funny how he suddenly seemed smaller when he really needed carrying/cuddling like that.
I haven't been able to sleep well the last several nights. I sleep more soundly when the kids are in their own beds, and they have lately been spending almost all night in their own beds, and suddenly DS is not just next to me, but burning a fever, coughing, crying, flailing around, etc. and I need to get up to use the restroom every couple hours...I woke up feeling really flat this morning. I'm trying pretty hard to keep myself healthy and get rid of whatever symptoms I do have (minor ones, this would be typical of RSV - little/no impact on adults, more and more impact as kids get younger). And still doing obscene things with garlic and hoping for the best.